Early Education News
A variety of timely updates, information and resources are below. Thank you for being part of our early education family!
Sincerely, The Early Education Team
Parking Lot Adjustment : Early Education Center Location
To accommodate construction on the new addition to the Early Education Center, an important parking lot adjustment will occur from Friday, December 17 through Friday, January 7.
During this time, please use caution to steer clear of any construction vehicles and avoid using parking spaces marked with cones.
Spaces marked for handicap use are also not available without a disability parking certificate.
Staff will be parking elsewhere to decrease the impact on your arrival and departure. Thank you in advance for your patience with this process, and your extra caution and respect for construction vehicles and materials.
Program Reminder : Cold Weather Gear
Even through construction, most classes will venture outside on their school days for large motor movement and a breath of fresh air. Please continue to send warm winter gear. We want to keep students warm AND dry for comfort. Remember to send the following:
If your child is in need of winter clothing items, please contact the office. If you have snow pants or jackets that your child has outgrown, please consider donating them.
Family Life : Realistic Expectations
This time of year comes with a whole host of expectations, schedule disruptions, extra tasks or chores, and unexpected impacts to your family’s daily schedule. For families with young children, it is helpful to maintain healthy and realistic expectations for your child during these times.
Adjusting seasonal plans around meals and naps as much as possible.
Keeping comfort and familiar objects close during travel.
Preparing children for change by sharing what they might see, hear, eat, and do next.
Sharing pictures and stories of family members they might see.
Limiting plans to the most important outings.
Expecting emotion management to be more difficult for children - and therefore, the need for parents to be calm, patient, and available even more important.
Continuing to commit to 11 - 13 hours of sleep for your preschooler per night.
Sticking to the follow-through of expectations for safety and respect.
What’s Happening : Dates to remember
Dec 20 - School Board Meeting
Dec 20-22 - Winter Class Parties
Dec 23 - Jan 2 - No School, Winter Break
Dec 27 - Winter Community Education Catalogs are delivered
Jan 19 - Winter Cookie Decorating, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Jan 19 - Feb 16 - Infant Class with Alomere Health
Jan 21 - Parent Advisory Council Meeting, 8 - 9:30
Jan 24 and 25 - Early Childhood Screening Appointments
Feb 4 - Go Wild For Books Community Event at the EEC, 4 - 6 pm
Feb 7 - 2022-23 Preschool Registration opens
Feb 14 - Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating, 5:30 - 6:30 pm